Review by Adam M on July 19, 2017.
Igorrr bring a cornucopia of sounds to the table. They mix black metal with electronic sounds and opera ones. The entire whole is very eclectic and mixes these things with great aplomb. Drums overshadow the remainder of the instruments here. This is odd for metal. Usually the guitars are high in the mix, but instead one wants to have a good backbone. This complements the sounds, which are heavy on percussion throughout. The somewhat odd mix of the music makes for an album that has a somewhat hollow sound to it normally. This is because any guitar work is so far in the background.
The unique mixture of sounds features a variety of beeps that help elevate the music to the next level. If it wasn’t for the electronic or orchestral elements present here, the album wouldn’t have the same impact. As it stands, there is a huge and heavy sound that is brought to the table. This sound is entirely interesting and varied, but seems to be lacking that one element that would completely fill out the music. This lacking element makes the disc a little less perfect than what one would expect from the likes of Mr. Bungle, for example. And this is a great comparison point. The album has the same type of endless variety that Mr. Bungle brings to the table and has the same sort of impact on the listener. Unfortunately, this does fall a little shy of the brilliance Mr. Bungle can obtain at their best moments, but features much of the same appeal as that band.
As it stands, the eclectic nature of this album brings it into higher territories and makes Savage Sinusoid one of the better releases of the year. Those looking for a varied and interesting musical platter need look no further than what Igorrr has to offer.
Rating: 7.7 out of 10229